New Ways to Use Wildflowers by American Meadows

New Ways to Use Wildflowers by American Meadows

Sure you can plant a big meadow of wildflowers, and many gardeners do. But recent refinements in seed mixtures and improved planting methods make it easy to use wildflower seeds for color wherever you want it. Here are some new ways to use wildflowers seeds from...
Drying Hydrangeas

Drying Hydrangeas

Dried hydrangea blossoms can last and look beautiful for years. There are several ways you can dry hydrangeas. Water drying hydrangea flowers helps them retain their color and last longer. It sounds counter intuitive, but water drying allows them to dry slowly and...
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Perennials Asiatic LilyCardinal FlowerCannaColumbineDahliaDayliliesDelphiniumFoxgloveGladioliHibiscusHollyhockHostaLupineMimulusMonardaPenstemonPhloxSedumSweet William   Annuals CleomeFuschiaLantanaMandevillaMorning GloryNasturtiumNicotianaPetuniaSalviaScarlet...
The Intrinsic Value of Gardening

The Intrinsic Value of Gardening

Gardening is a wonderful way to ground ourselves, to slow down and pull out of the fast-paced world we live in. So much of the world is focused on instant impact, instant gratification, that to have to wait for something to grow and ripen is a nice way to change...
Enhance The Value of Your Home

Enhance The Value of Your Home

Landscaping does more than benefit the environment and make your yard a special place to enjoy. It can also add to the resale value of your home. In fact, the Gallup Organization estimates that landscaping can add between 7% and 15% to a home’s value. There...
Watering Tips

Watering Tips

Always water your plants and your lawn in the morning. Feeding your plants in the morning gets them off to a good start and gives them the energy they need to get through the day, just as we need a healthy breakfast to start our day. In the evenings, plants wind down...
Pruning Pointers

Pruning Pointers

Have you often wondered, when is the best time to prune your shrubs and evergreens? The questions we get asked most frequently are those having to do with when and how to prune shrubs and evergreens. Many gardeners are often apprehensive about doing any pruning for...
Mole and Vole Control

Mole and Vole Control

Moles and voles are rodents that live underground and are very rarely seen except for the damage that they do. They feed on grubs, earthworms and other insects and also the roots of plants. All of this causes damage to the lawn by severing roots and raising sod...
Keeping Deer and Rabbits Off The Garden Guest List

Keeping Deer and Rabbits Off The Garden Guest List

Deer are browsers. They will eat out of curiosity and will try just about anything. In areas where deer and rabbits are a problem, we recommend using repellants. Repellants really do work. The key is getting in the habit of applying them weekly. They act as a training...